51 Fun Facts about Vermont (that most people don’t know!)

Whether you want some Vermont fun facts to use for a project or you want to impress people with your knowledge of the Green Mountain State, we’ve put together some facts about Vermont that cover everything from weird laws to natural wonder to strange history.

Vermont has plenty of history, natural views, and beautiful towns, and these interesting facts about Vermont are a real tribute to all of the fun Vermont facts to be found (we could have kept going, but kept it to the 51 best ones!).

Keep reading for weird facts about Vermont, amazing facts about Vermont, cool facts about Vermont, and plenty of fun Vermont facts to keep you guessing (or help you put together an awesome Vermont trivia quiz!)

Vermont Fun Facts

1. Vermont is located in the northeastern part of the United States.

2. It is the 45th largest state in the United States by land area.

3. The state’s capital is Montpelier, and its largest city is Burlington.

4. Vermont is known as the “Green Mountain State.”

5. The state is famous for its picturesque landscapes, including its rolling green hills and stunning fall foliage.

7. Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States.

8. The state is known for its commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability.

9. The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, located in Shelburne, is one of the largest producers of teddy bears in the country.

10. Vermont is the only New England state that does not have a coastline.

11. The state’s official bird is the hermit thrush.

12. Vermont is home to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company, known for its unique flavors and commitment to social and environmental causes.

13. The state is famous for its covered bridges, with over 100 still standing throughout the state.

14. Vermont is known for its progressive politics and was the first state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

15. The state’s official tree is the sugar maple.

Interesting Facts about Vermont

16. Vermont is home to several renowned liberal arts colleges, including Middlebury College and Bennington College.

17. The state has the highest percentage of people covered by health insurance in the United States.

18. Vermont is home to the Von Trapp family, whose story inspired the musical “The Sound of Music.”

19. The state’s official flower is the red clover.

20. Vermont has the smallest population of any state in New England.

21. The state is known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene, with numerous galleries and studios throughout the state.

22. Vermont is the leading producer of marble in the United States.

23. The state’s official mammal is the Morgan horse.

24. Vermont is home to the highest peak in New England, Mount Mansfield, which offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

25. The state has a strong agricultural heritage and is known for its dairy farms and artisanal cheese production.

26. Vermont has the highest number of microbreweries per capita in the United States.

27. The state’s official fish is the brook trout.

Weird Facts about Vermont

28. Vermont has a strong tradition of outdoor recreation, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and kayaking.

29. The state is known for its charming small towns, with Stowe and Woodstock being popular tourist destinations.

30. Vermont is home to the famous Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, known for its specialty coffees.

31. The state’s official insect is the honeybee.

32. Vermont was the first state to ban slavery in its constitution, in 1777.

33. The state is known for its independent-mindedness and has the highest number of independent voters per capita in the United States.

34. The Vermont State House in Montpelier is the oldest state capitol in the United States that has been in continuous use as a legislative building.

35. Vermont is home to the longest marble cave in New England, the Rock of Ages Quarry.

36. The state’s official fruit is the apple.

Random Facts about Vermont

37. Vermont has a strong focus on locally sourced and farm-to-table cuisine, with many restaurants serving dishes made from local ingredients.

38. The state is famous for its vibrant fall foliage, attracting visitors from around the world.

39. Vermont is home to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, the only national park in Vermont.

40. The state’s official reptile is the painted turtle.
Vermont has the highest number of cows per capita in the United States.

41. The town of Bennington, Vermont, is known for its annual Bennington Battle Day celebration, commemorating the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.

42. The state’s official fossil is the white whale.

43. Vermont is home to the oldest continually operating community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm in the United States, the Temple-Wilton Community Farm.

44. The state’s official mineral is the talc.

Amazing Facts about Vermont

45. Vermont is known for its strong sense of community and neighborliness.

46. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1934, is the oldest state-supported orchestra in the United States.

47. The state’s official drink is milk.

48. Vermont is home to the annual Vermont Maple Festival, celebrating the state’s maple syrup industry.

49. The state’s official gem is grossular garnet.

50. Vermont is known for its progressive education system, including the implementation of Act 46, a statewide school district consolidation effort.

51. The state’s official soil is Tunbridge soil series.

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